Let me start off this post my saying "Hello Miss Dollie Deville!I need contact info for you since you were the winner for my 400 follower giveaway!"Ok now on with the post...
My typical day is balancing time for my kids and my Etsy shop.Sometimes I strike a happy medium.Some days I play with the kids and get no work done and I feel guilty.Then there are the days where I'm all work and feel bad that the kids don't get enough attention.I'm not complaining,more so hoping that working moms out there can relate,even if you work at home its still hard to find that balance...maybe working at home its more so because there is no separation of work and kids since its ALL in the home.Modern woman is literally a super woman,Jane of all trades that doesn't give herself enough credit because as she tries to put on all the hats required to get her through the day she's left feeling guilt over certain aspects in her life not getting that 100% attention.Lets remember ladies more pats on the back and less guilt.
Balance came together well today as I got BOTH kids to take a nap AT HOME!Normally its in the car or the stroller if that happens.That gave me time to take some inventory photos which I still need to edit but step 1 is done and hey,you got to start somewhere.
I've felt rather stranded this week as the tire on my stroller blew!I just replaced the other one so it was like life threw me a Nelson from the Simpson's pointing his finger at me and saying "Haha!" I instead improvised and loaded the kids in their wagon.Its not as easy to travel with but it did the trick so I could get to the post office.Being back in my home town its funny some of the things that are still around.Like this Jesus bus,I remember it as a kid and its still chugging around town.
The walk home from the post office always takes twice as long.That is because I let my daughter get out of the stroller(or today the wagon) and walk with me.This simple task is a valuable lesson for me on so many levels.It teaches me to slow down and not try to rush to the next thing that "has to get done".It is humbling for me because even though I have a lot of negative feelings about my hometown my daughter can find beauty in it and I appreciate her humbling me to slow down,take it all in,appreciate the little things,and make a wish.We make a lot of wishes on the way home.
Waiting for us when we got back was a package at the door which sealed the deal on an overall good day.It was a box full of my friend Jill's Fred Perry gear.There are not a lot of modern pieces of clothing I like but I do like a Fred Perry polo!I couldn't help but try one on right away.Also happy to report that after much back and forth,back and forth my weight leveled off at 10 more pounds till I reach my goal weight!Wayland is 20 months now so its been slow going but at least its going.
This last 10 pounds will just be toning up.Mostly in my stomach and a tad on the arms.Didn't think much of the arms but I scored this really cute dress I will try to show off on my next post and it fits perfectly so yes,yes I have to keep it but its a little tight on...the arms!Don't you hate when that happens?The arms is one of the last things you'd think of when something is too tight and its an odd feeling when it happens to you.Grrr.Fairly easy to trim up your bingo wings so it could be worse.
What would really seal the deal on my good day is a good nights sleep.Preferably one that I'm going to bed before 3am!My insomnia kicks up really bad when my husbands not around,even though its for a greater good my sleeping pattern has gone wacky without having someone around to tell it to go to bed and give it snuggles.I have found making a "Chris Isaak" and "Bright Eyes" station on my Pandora radio soothes my savage beast of a sleep pattern,not as well as my hubby but its an improvement.I have an overactive mind that constantly thinks,and thinks and thinks so being able to get lost in music as a try to sleep is a godsend.